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So, /diy/, how should I go about making a wrist mounted flame thrower like pic related?
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>>1020125
He literally shows you how to do it in his videos.
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>>1020131
Mm, I get that, just wanted someone to explain it a bit better
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>>1020134
Honestly, if you can't figure it out from watching a video on it maybe it's something you shouldn't mess around with. If done wrong it can go bad in an instant.

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Hey /diy/
2 year plumbing apprentice here
What kind of software can I use to model piping systems?
For the most part the stuff I have been dealing with in my apprenticeship has been babby repair stuff you would typically see here on /diy/, but there have been some complicated affairs, such as a complex area drain for a backyard pool that had multiple tiers making it very difficult to get our snake in without camera inspection and huge water heater/re-circulating systems. I would be very interested in any kind of way to provide a 3d model of these systems for our customers....
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>>1020112
Blender, Solidworks, Maya come to mind. Blender is free, but Solidworks is a "professional" suite meant for actual engineering design.
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Autocad is free for students my friend
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>>1020112
Blender and Maya are not appropriate software for technical drawings. Autocad is not good for 3D. Solidworks is good for piping systems. I used it for powerplant design. The problem is SolidWorks is not intended for architectural systems, and also the models can get very slow when they get very large unless you know how to configure the parts and assemblies to mitigate this.

Autodesk Revit would probably be considered the gold standard for AEC 3d cad. There are lots of other lighter, cheaper, less integratabtle,...
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I need various lengths of lag bolts for building a bridge over a creek.

I went to lowes, and they are extremely expensive? And don't seem to actually come in bulk. I need various sizes too. between like 4 inches, all the way up to 10 inches.

where's a good place in the southern part of the US that supplies bulk lagbolts that doesn't wanna ass-rape my pocketbook? Figured someone on DIY should know.
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mcmaster carr

tractor supply co
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>>1019563
There's a reason lag bolts aren't sold in bulk and are expensive. It's because the average consumer doesn't need them in bulk so it would not be profitable to try and sell them that way. If you're building a porch and are attaching the frame to the house you only need 8 or so lag bolts, not a box of 100. Because they don't sell them in bulk they mark up the prices to make up the difference so they can still turn a profit. Ebay is probably your best bet in this case, good luck
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>>1019570
Or even a bolt and screw merchant.

In socal we have enough industry that there are specialized 'screw and bolt' hardware vendors that that is all they sell, and will sell to consumers for no real deal, you just need to walk in and place an order.

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So I ended up doing the acetone/spare plastic Putty mixture because I figure it'd literally become one with the plastic around it. Applied it in thin, spacled coats, drying for a couple of days, sanding down in between, and applying more as necessary.
My problem now is that, I guess the putty had some air in it, so now the resulting surface is very porous and full of tiny pin holes.
I want to prime and paint this thing, but those holes need taken care of first.
How do I best go about filling in these holes and making a 100% smooth surface?
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Another pic for reference. After washing.
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better yet, why would you bother spackling a turd? You probably need to vacuum cure it anyway with acetone/putty
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>>1018792
Elaborate. On the vacuum thing, not the turd thing. I've already put several layers of this putty over the course of a week. Are you saying normal air drying isn't going to cure it???

I'm trying to add a remote switch to my speaker system. To do this, I found pic related, a remote controlled switch. The issue is, I want to still be able to use a physical switch on the unit to turn it on and off. If I use this module, it will completely replace that.

So I want to for example; switch on with physical switch, switch off with remote.

How can I do this? Any modules available? Or is there some electronic trickery to do this I do not yet know of?
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you need to keep the remote unit ON to be able to use the main switch

an other way would be getting an EE/hobbyst etc. opening up your system and installing a custom solution which places a custom logic instead of the on/off switch. It is not complicated for an EE/hobbyst (its like 10 lines if code on a uC or you can even get it down to logic gates or even opamp comparator level although nowadays these would be more expensive than a 1$ uC) but their hourly wages are probably too high
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>>1018695
>>1018695
The fuck are you on about "ten lines of code"??

OP you want an "exclusive or" gate as you described.

XOR outputs a signal if, and only if, one input signal is true. If both signals are off or on then the output is false.

Open up your unit.
Wire up the wireless switch onto an appropriate rail from the power supply.
Wire the output of the wireless gate into an XOR IC.
Unsolder the power switch output from...
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Hallway switch wiring. Done. Stop cramming microcontrollers into the most trivial of applications.

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hey guys, im making a bluetooth speaker, made a box for it out of plywood sanded it pretty good, but now im strugling to choose what im doing with it, should i stain the wood should i make decoupage(or whatever its called) or anything else, and if anyone has any sugestions on how to varnish plywood would be much appreciated, last time i did it on plywood it all just went "into" the wood and there was no "shiny" to it, i dont know if and how i need to prep it before warnishing, and sorry for bad english :D
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>>1018673

Paint it black.
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>>1018673
laquer
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>>1018673
Wood is absorbent. Most varnishes require multiple coats, especially if you want it to be glossy.

Also, the first coat of any varnish onto wood will cause it to get hairy, so expect to have to sand it again, at least once.

A grit of 240 or higher is a good idea after you've done a coat.

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noob here, pls be patient.

so i'v fount this jet engin online and i'm a bit confused with one charactiristic:

Fuel Consumption = 1.2 kg/daN.hr

does this mean that this engine will produce a constant thrust of 1000 Newton while running for 1 hour and only consume 1.2 kg of fuel ?

sounds pretty economical. or am i reading it wrong ?
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Pretty sure da is deca, which is 10, not 1000.
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>>1017838
you are correct, but the engine will never ONLY produce 1000 newton, so you need to multuply the 1.2kg by whatever output the engine has
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http://www.pbsvb.com/customer-industries/aerospace/aircraft-engines/tj-100-turbojet-engine

This thing is way bigger than I thought it was from OP. I thought it was one of those "bolt on your bicycle" kinds.

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How can we identify which values are more desirable on a capacitor in a circuit?

Is it just bigger is better or is there more to it than that? All I can understand so far is that you want to be close but over the circuit voltage for better performance, but what about the uF?
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>>1017576
It depends on what the capacitor is used for in the circuit.
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>>1017576
You had better be shitposting
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>>1017579
I'm an idiot, feel free to judge me.

>>1017578
I want to use it with an inductor to reduce ripple in my speaker system I'm building.

I have parts from dead PSUs I can use so I'm pretty lucky in that regard, but I don't want to fuck my circuit up. I want best results

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Any tips on doing this affordably?

P.S. What is the white wall made of in the picture? I love the look of it.

P.P.S. Am a hammer virgin plz dumb down.
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>>1017419
Obviously underage, go back to school

the white wall could be timber, could be stone, could be concrete, could be anything painted white
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Build a house and dump dirt on it.
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>build a little shack
>throw land on it
>hope it doesn't collapse and bury you alive

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Could i use step up dcdc converter to make 9V from li-ion battery with big capacitor to power common cheap multimeter??
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>>1017352
How would you be able to check your work?
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>>1017357
What work? If meter is working properly?
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>>1017357
Oh you ment how is stepup working, i got another junk meter. This isnt a problem

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I tried mig welding. Anyone fancy giving me tips.
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>>1016550
>>1016551
Keep practicing so to build up the strength and agility you need to properly control it. Also, mentally count seconds while you work.
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>>1016550
>Anyone fancy giving me tips.
Get a heavy duty grinder and lots of disks...

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Anyone know what's going on with that anon with a bunker?
>pic related
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>>999718

Well...he posted here a couple or three weeks ago, and its still a work in progress...from the pics he's provided...it looks really sweet...

He's doing it fucking right...
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>>999718
does anyone have the original thread?
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>>999718
He was tiling bathrooms last I saw and it Waa pretty boring so he hasn't had much to post.

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I scratched my apartment floor while moving furniture. How easy is it going to be to fix and how should I do it?
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You can try to scratch every other wood board so it looks natural
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>>1020776
Whats the finish on the timber?
If its oil you might be able to sand it out and re-coat, if its varnish... sand it all out and start again.

Course, there's the other option of buying a rug and never speaking of this again
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>>1020783
I don't know how to tell. And I don't know how to do that

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So CTE is blowing up. Everybody knows about it now, and ok, now we can do something about it. These people are losing their minds, and it's time to come up with a remedy.

What causes brain trauma? The brains inability to cope with outside forces due to the design of the brain/skull. How do we solve this? By creating something that can reduce the force of the...outside force. How do we soften the blow?

Maybe if I was a chemist I could come up with a drug that wouldn't allow this devil protein to take over the brain, but I'm not, so I've come...
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Fuck off with your pic unrelated.

Sage
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>>1020748
who is this semen demon?
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>>1020748
Avoid the time and door locking required for conventional self-clean ovens. Steam Clean allows for quick cleaning of minor food spills at temperatures lower than the standard self-clean feature. Simply pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of a cool oven. Close the door and select Steam Clean. The cycle lasts about 30 minutes, and loosens and softens the grime in the oven. Once the cycle is complete, wipe out the moisture and food soils with a soft cloth. Because Steam Clean uses a lower temperature, the oven door does...
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How do I mount a frame like this on a wall?
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>>1020673
bend this out slightly and place on nail
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>>1020673
put a screw into the wall, then use the metal bendy thing to hook onto it
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>>1020675
>>1020676
Alright, thanks!

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Now that disposable cameras basically don't exist anymore, where am I supposed to get cheap lenses and simple electronics like switches and LEDs and shit?
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pretty much every week there's bubble-jet and laser printers sitting on the curb. just take a walk on garbage days.
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I've not really noticed a decline in disposable cameras myself, all the corner shops still sell them, all the chemists have them, the seaside towns are full of them.

But having said that, I live in a rural country.
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>>1020592
>cheap optics
It would help if you had said what country/area you were in.

I am in the USA, and get cheap optics from Surplus Shed. They have a website and sell surplus items of all kinds but mostly optics and vintage camera stuff.

If I want *good* optics, there is Edmund Optics,,, but bring a credit card, because they aint cheap. A "cheap" 25mm simple lens can cost $50, and a higher-grade one the same size with a good AR coating can cost $125 or more.


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While messing around with the new tail light setup I put on my car, I broke this little ground tab off. What's the best way to reattach it while still maintaining a good electrical connection? I tried superglue, but that didn't hold. Is there some sort of epoxy that would work well for this?
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>>1020236
How was it attached before?

They make conductive glues but that's not the method I'd use. I would prefer to use a screw going through that eyelet into whatever it needs to ground to. Or solder if I absolutely had to. Can you get a pic of the other side of the assembly?
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>>1020237
Wait...is that tab even attached to a wire? Does it just provide a bridge from one surface to the other?
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>>1020237
>>1020239
Don't have any other pictures of it at the moment. The tab was attached by what looked like 2 very small solder points. The part that I'm pinching between my fingers is I guess the male part of it. I crimped a female connector onto the wire that I used for the ground, and that's what is used to make the connection.

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so i'm a fuckin idiot who used an impact to tighten a belt pulley idler bolt. it completely destroyed the threads. last night i had amazon ship me aluminum epoxy, and a 14mm tap. what is my best plan of action?
i was wondering if i could slab the epoxy in there, lube up my bolt, put it in, leave in for 2 hrs, then carefully unscrew the bolt and be left woth perfect threads? doubt this would work, just hop8ng it would. otherwise, i assume ill have to slab the epoxy in there, and use the tap to create new threads, which idk how it would go.

p.s. idc if the bolt...
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I would look at doing a helicoil before epoxy.
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>>1020183
follow instructions, epoxy the thing, then use tap

dont try to be special
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>>1020187

Helicoil is the official machinist method

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Hey /diy/,

I want to use an old scissor jack to make a rudimentary press. I have some scrap ~1.5" diameter, 1/8" thick steel pipe that I'll be welding into a rectangle to make the frame.

What I'm not sure about is how to fit the sides for maximum strength. Should I use saddle joints in tension (1) or shear (2), or should I just miter the corners (3)? If it makes any difference I'd be using a harbor freight flux cored wire machine. Thanks for any advice.
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>>1020030
First thing to do would be to determine the pressure your press would see. Then determine a safety factor for design and see if the surface area of your schedule 20 our whatever pipe would sufficiently withstand that pressure. To calculate this you would determine the total cross section area of the pipe wall and the tensile stress of the material if known. If not known you could just use 40k for carbon steel.
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>>1020030
Also I would go with the saddle style fit-up just as a personal preference. You may also look at attaching strong back to the press to prevent deflection vertically of needed. Not sure still what pressure you would be looking at. I successful made a press/punch out of some scrap I-beam years ago and successfully punched 13/16" hole through 3/16 plate. This was powered by a bottle jack. Good luck.
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>>1020052
The jack is only rated for 1000kg, so I don't think safety is too big of an issue here.

>>1020054
I'm leaning towards the saddle joints, too. But would you do option #1 or #2? My guess is that 1 is stronger, but maybe counter intuitively, #2 is?

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Alright, my sister is moving back home, and we share an air duct, and she has really sensitive hearing and will complain about my tv being too loud even though it seems quiet to me. Is there anyway to sound proof my ducts or stop sound from traveling through them?

It's not a problem blocking the air or heat because I have a separate heater/ air conditioner that solely blows into my room through a separate unit that was installed after the duct work was.

How can I stopped sound from traveling up and through it into her room so she can have her peace and I...
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>>1019878
duct tape
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>>1019878
When she is not home, take her vent off then stuff some foam in it
laugh when she bitches its too hot or cold
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>>1019886
I wouldn't mind stuffing foam on my side because I don't need the ducts to blow heat or air because like I said I have a separate unit from the entire house that doesn't use the duct work.

Would shoving foam up my side be any cause for concern, I mean is it safe to do so? Could certain materials present a fire hazard being in the duct during winter when the heat will be blasting?

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How fast do auto dim masks get dark and then lighten up again?

Would they protect against something like a flash bang Grenade?
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>>1019835
Pretty damn fast.
Maybe.
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>>1019835
Depends on the quality of the mask.

This is also a classic point of contention between old and newschool welders.

I think it would help for sure, but a welding mask is designed to protect your eyes from a blinding light the size of maybe a golfball and I would imagine the flash from a flash bang is a whole lot bigger?
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>>1019835
>Would they protect against something like a flash bang Grenade?
Yes but not the tear-gas that's certain to follow...

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How do I chemically remove heavy rust from gardening tools without being abrasive on the metal? I don't want to ruin the perfectly good wooden handles
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>>1019646
You'll want a cheap pan scrubber, the scrubby side you use when washing dishes and a pot I'd citric acid crystals, like £5 for a kilo on eBay/Amazon etc.

Scrub the loose rust, submerge in warm water with a spoon full of citric acid. Wait an hour, scrub again, rinse, repeat until it's shiny clean. This is the most gentle way I know.

Warning: when you remove the meal from the water it will start visibly rusting again within 30 seconds. So either submerge again after rinsing it dry immediately....
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>>1019646
Ultrasonic cleaner w/ acid , or electrolytic removal
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>>1019646

Leave it in molasses for a while. Look it up.

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What's the best way to secure a hammock like pic related to the inside of a room in my house? It needs to support my weight (160lbs) and my fat girlfriends weight (180lbs).

Will large hooks drilled into the wall fuck up my studs or something when we both go in it?
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>>1019628
I'd say like pic related
And a diet for your gf
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>>1019628
>Will large hooks drilled into the wall fuck up my studs or something when we both go in it?
Yes. Studs aren't made to take large lateral loads like that. With big enough hooks, it might not pull out immediately, but I'm guessing you don't want to use the hammock like it's made of eggshells.

So here's what you do: You make an independent frame to hold the hammock, one that's actually made to resist the forces involved. See pic related for a nicer...
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I had friends who hung hammocks all in a room so multiples on one stud and it worked out fine. But the fattest person maybe weighed 160 so be cautious if you wanna hang together.

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So /diy/, probably the stupidest fucking thread you'll come across today
How do I actually make this?
Gather a bunch of sticks from outside, Glue them together with PVA glue then spray-paint if required?
My wall is boring to look at
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>>1019553
>PVA glue

i would advise against it, if you're talking normal white glue. because it wont be strong enough.

I would advise against it if you're talking wood glue. if you're going to paint it, because NOTHING sticks to cured wood glue, expect CA glue.
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>>1019553
Quick drying JB Weld would speed things up and it's paintable. The one with the yellow/black tubes. But to be honest my first impressions of what you posted even from the home page thumbnail was that it doesn't look good, it looks tacky. Like some shitty art piece a student did so they had to hang it up for a few months in a school because muh creativity then promptly threw it away. Not trying to be a dick, just want to give you a heads up that if you spend all that time on this it won't look good to most people. There's a reason you don't see this design anywhere, sorry bro :-/ Kudos for trying to be creative tho
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>>1019566
>it looks tacky
yeah

hit up /hr/, find some good stuff, order free 8x10 prints from walgreens when they have promos

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Sup /diy/

One of the screws holding my glasses together, by the end piece, keeps coming loose. I'm assuming I could use loctite or some other thread-locking product to stop this from happening, but I don't have any on hand, and I kind of doubt I'll be needing it in quantity anytime soon. Plus I'm kind of broke.

Any cheap-ass substitutions? Superglue, nail varnish, whatever?
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if the frames are all metal, superglue. If you ever need to remove the screw for any reason, acetone will dissolve superglue easily.
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>>1019547
It's all metal. Should the superglue be applied while the screw is tightly screwed in, or should I loosen it a bit, apply the glue, then tighten?
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using glue in a situation like this, where the area is so small, is hopeless. a paper clip, bent into a loop will last forever. tho it'll get rusty after a few years, so you'll have to replace it. i got some thin stainless steel hobby wire, for making bracelets and such, and it's lasted over 4 years looking good as new.

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Is there a faster way of evaporating ultra sonic soap, for precious metals refining and diamond recovery after its powderized? It has been sitting at the same level in this metal bucket for almost a year.

>just gave it a stir when I was cleaning up
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This is what we use, but at 50/50 concentration it works better so we do 50/50
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>>1019345
Most soaps/detergents are usually non-volatile, so probably not. It it's urgent to recover the leavings, I'd say centrifuge the goo (or just carefully decant as best you can after the bucket has settled).
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>>1019351
That's what I thought...

I've been just letting it settle like you said and pouring the top layer off into another bucket then vise versa with the other buckets every couple weeks


No. No real rush, just taking up space

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My parent left me this house and she hadn't even had her dishwasher hooked up to drain, so I got it hooked up, but there's no disposal. Now this happened. What do?
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>>1019326
unclog drain.
Plunge first, that may do it (get a sink plunger).
If that doesn't work, then I would suggest a snake rather than a chemical, but that's just me.

I have a dishwasher that does the same thing: when it flushes out all the water, the sink it's connected to backs up for 20 seconds or so.
It still goes down tho, because my drain isn't clogged.
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>>1019326
You used the correct connection, I assume? Basically an upside down "Y"? If so, like anon said, snake out the drain, or check the p-trap and replace/clean if blocked.
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was it working before? was it already clogged? if so for how long?

snake is the way to go

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Before doing one myself (out of plywood), does anyone know if something like this is commercially available?
Something like this = a rack (that probably looks like a bike parking rack) that allows you to store tool cases standing up, side by side making storage and identification easier that just storing them like books on a shelf (for example) or one on top of the other.
I know this is a diy board but I'm lazy and I'd prefer to buy one already made

Thanks in advance!
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resting toolboxes on their side is stoooooopid. everything gets shoved to one side and you have to spend 3 minutes reorganizing it every time.
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>>1019338
OP here
Maybe I wasn't very clear in my first post ...
I meant plastic molded cases. The ones for kits like impact sockets or ball joint press etc etc.
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>>1019357
Stand em up faggot, you dont need a rack. Buy bookends cause you sure cant make em.

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You're in the workshop with your waifu when suddenly this guy comes in and installs some pocket hole screws in her underside. Wat do?
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i dry fit my tenon in his mortise
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>>1019058
fucking deviant
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>>1019051
>waifu
Go away autist faggot.

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Is it possible to boot luinux on an ouya?
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>>1018823
>Is it possible to boot linux
sure but its not very good
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>>1018827
>its not very good
Beats windoze or crApple. There's a reason most industrial systems run Linux: stability.
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>>1018831
No you dumbass, it won't run well.

He never said linux was bad.


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